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BCIC March 2013

Here is the agenda for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, March 21, 2013, Distance Learning Center.

Welcome and Introductions


  • SED
    • 3-8 assessment change explanation flyer
  • Legislative
  • Instructional Technology and Design (ITD)
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CIA)
    • schedule
    • Support for 3-8 Expeditionary Learning module implementation
  • Teacher Centers
  • Network Team
  • New Tech High exploration  (pictures from two Michigan schools)

Race To The Top

  • Standards
    • Math Instruction
      • Math resources
      • Article to use with teachers about making the transition (link not for sharing)
      • High School Test-specific Transition Groups
        • A1 had their first meeting
        • Geometry was cancelled/postponed
      • Math Vendor Fair is scheduled for May 10th in Rodax 8
    • ELA/literacy
      • What to do?
        • Whole group discussion (plus/delta/question) about
        • Table discussions about district thinking
        • Interest groups? Depends on above two activities
      • Expeditionary Learning
      • June 24-26th, 8:30am - 4:00pm, for 3-5 teachers, $375
        • Can run stipends through OCM BOCES
        • Allocations per district are based on size of district
        • Small districts initially have 3 seats
        • Medium districts initially have 5 seats
        • Large districts initially have 10 seats
        • Any seats unspoken for are opened up to JMT on April 1st
        • Any remaining unused seats opened up to state on May 1st
        • Use this link to register your teachers
        • NT subsidy of $100 per NT seat
      • June 27th, 8:30am - 4:00pm, Grade 3-8 & District Administrators, $125
        • All seats first come, first-served
        • NT subsidy of $50 per NT seat
        • Use this link
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • Review: What is it?
    • Common Formative/Interim Assessment 
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • How are people handling long-term absences? Discussion.
    • Lead Evaluator Training will help deal with SLO/LAT scaled score issue
  • Culture


  • 3-8 Cluster Scoring
    • Final details
    • SAM soon
    • Other?
  • Regents Regional Scoring
    • Need to confirm participation
    • Other decisions?

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is April 18, 2013, in the Distance Learning Center





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Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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